Recipe courtesy of George Stella

Wild Mushroom Turkey Gravy

Here's the perfect way to use those juices and drippings from your next roasted turkey. There's more than one way to thicken a sauce or gravy! Since flour and cornstarch are out when you're eating low-carb, a classic French cream reduction is in order. This rich sauce is complemented by the hearty taste of the mushrooms, and it's a great accompaniment to anyone's Thanksgiving turkey!
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 servings (about 1 2/3 cups)
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2 cups defatted turkey juices from turkey roasting pan or homemade turkey or chicken stock

1/2 cup heavy cream

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

10 ounces shiitake mushrooms, rinsed, stemmed and sliced

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 cup dry sherry

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar


  1. Bring the juice to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and reduce by half. Add the cream and cook until reduced enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 8 minutes.
  2. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, thyme, garlic, and sherry and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and almost dry, about 6 minutes
  3. Combine the mushrooms with reduced gravy and season with salt and pepper. Reheat, if necessary, and stir in the vinegar. Transfer to a gravy boat and keep warm until serving.
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